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LDPC Code Designs, Constructions, and Unification


  • Date Published: December 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107175686

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  • Written by leading experts, this self-contained text provides systematic coverage of LDPC codes and their construction techniques, unifying both algebraic- and graph-based approaches into a single theoretical framework (the superposition construction). An algebraic method for constructing protograph LDPC codes is described, and entirely new codes and techniques are presented. These include a new class of LDPC codes with doubly quasi-cyclic structure, as well as algebraic methods for constructing spatially and globally coupled LDPC codes. Authoritative, yet written using accessible language, this text is essential reading for electrical engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians working in communications and information theory.

    • Unifies algebraic- and graph-based code designs and constructions into a single theoretical framework
    • Presents an entirely new class of LDPC codes, as well as new algebraic methods for LDPC code construction
    • A self-contained text written using accessible language
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book provides an in-depth survey of recently developed quasi-cyclic LDPC codes. It is a treasured reference on practical channel coding methods for both theorists and practitioners working in communications and information theory.' Lara Dolecek, University of California, Los Angeles

    'The importance of LDPC codes in numerous applications and their capacity-approaching performance has led to an explosion in research into their construction and analysis over the past decade. The numerous effective constructions of them can be broadly classified as algebraic and graphical, including the important superposition, protograph and spatial coupling techniques. This timely volume explains, unifies and greatly clarifies these diverse approaches and lays a solid foundation that will be invaluable to researchers, practitioners and students alike.' Ian F. Blake, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    'A book from the leaders in the field of error-correcting codes. Superposition - a unified framework for low-density parity check code construction - makes a description of codes of various classes rather simple.' Bane Vasic, University of Arizona, Tucson

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107175686
    • length: 259 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Definitions, concepts, and fundamental characteristics of LDPC codes
    3. A review of PTG-based construction of LDPC codes
    4. An algebraic method for constructing QC-PTG-LDPC codes and code ensembles
    5. Superposition construction of LDPC codes
    6. Construction of base matrices and RC-constrained replacement sets for the SP-construction
    7. SP-construction of QC-LDPC codes using matrix dispersion and masking
    8. Doubly QC-LDPC codes
    9. SP-construction of spatially coupled QC-LDPC codes
    10. Globally coupled QC-LDPC codes
    11. SP-construction of nonbinary LDPC codes
    12. Conclusion and remarks.

  • Authors

    Juane Li, University of California, Davis
    Juane Li is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Her current research interests are channel coding for communications and storage systems, and hardware implementation of encoders and decoders for LDPC codes.

    Shu Lin, University of California, Davis
    Shu Lin is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis, and an IEEE Life Fellow. He is the co-author of Channel Codes: Classical and Modern (Cambridge, 2009) and Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications (2nd edition, 2004).

    Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, University of California, Davis
    Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He has held research positions at the IBM Almaden Research Center, Delft University of Technology, and the University of Bergen.

    William E. Ryan, Zeta Associates, Colorado
    William E. Ryan is an IEEE Fellow and currently works for Zeta Associates, USA. He was previously a professor at New Mexico State University and the University of Arizona. He is the co-author of Channel Codes: Classical and Modern (Cambridge, 2009).

    Daniel J. Costello, Jr, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Daniel J. Costello, Jr, is the Leonard Bettex Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and an IEEE Fellow. He is the co-author of the textbook Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications (2nd edition, 2004).

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